Young Investigator Groups

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin offers outstanding young researchers from Germany and abroad the opportunity to form their own young investigator group. This imparts a great deal of responsibility for pursuing their own research topic and in qualification for an academic career.

The heads of the young investigator groups receive support through a tailored training and mentoring programme, among others at the Helmholtz Academy, and are assured long-term prospects at HZB. They are affiliated with a university, often as a jointly appointed professor, which strengthens HZB’s networking with universities.

Young investigator groups can be funded through various programmes:

Name Link to University HZB
Dr. Antonio Abate Universität Bielefeld Active Materials and Interfaces for Stable Perovskite Solar Cells
Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht Technische Universität Berlin Perowskite Tandem Solar Cells
Prof. Dr. Christiane Becker Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Nano -SIPPE
Dr. Felix Büttner   MaXRay: Magnetism and Coherent X-Ray Imaging
Dr. Olga Kasian Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Material Transformations in Electrocatalysts
Dr. Christopher Seiji Kley   Solar-driven CO2 conversion into fuels
Dr. Matthew T. Mayer Freie Universität Berlin Electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide
Dr. Marcel Risch Universität Göttingen Oxygen Evolution Mechanism Engineering
Dr. Robert Seidel Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Operando Interfacial Photochemistry
Dr. Eva Unger Lund-Universität und Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Hybrid Materials Formation an Scaling